Juliana had a million things to do every day. Looking after the daily needs
of a husband, a toddler and two school-going children was a full-time job. She
had to cook the meals, clean the house, wash the clothes, fetch the children to
and from school, do the shopping and do many other things that a wife and mother
had to do.
The sheer workload that she had to deal with sometimes caused her
to make silly mistakes. She made one such silly mistake when she was preparing
dinner one evening. In her rush to get dinner ready she forgot she had already
put salt into the curry chicken she was making. So twice she put salt into the
curry. It was way too much salt. the curry was inedible.
She did not know that she had made the mistake until dinner began. The surprise
look on the faces of her husband and her children when they tasted the curry
told her of her mistake. Tears welled in her eyes. What a silly thing to do, but
it was done.
Her husband Raymond was very understanding. He knew how much
Juliana had to do every day and her mistake was unintentional . He got up,
hugged his wife, and said, "No need to get upset. I tis just a mistake. Let us
go for dinenr tonight." The children sounded their approval.
So together they
cleared the dining table, changed their clothes and drove out to town to have a
nice dinner at the dried chicken restaurant.